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  1. Vancouver Salaries: Lowest in Canada?

    OP seems like a pretty obvious trolljob, but I have to admit I see kids with that exact attitude all the time when I am hiring for office positions. Long story short, a lot of degrees, business, communications, liberal arts, are basically participation awards given out by Universities, they mean less than nothing. I would honestly rather just hire someone who had worked after high school, at least they might be able to accomplish something at work. The one thing these degrees do get you is that you won't have to work fast food, gas stations, restaurants, that's really it, if you want anything more than that you will need to put in the time and effort to develop a real skillset, not just memorize what a bunch of poorly written texts tell you about very basic topics under ideal conditions that never apply to the real world. The only time I would be impressed with anyone having such a degree would be if they were working full time while going through University, and even then only if the work they were doing is relevant to what I want them to do.
  2. Huge congrats to AV/RB for making the finals!

  3. Brendan Gaunce Talk

    On a team that is an offensive legend, Gaunce is still a top 6 point producer for the forward group, even though he only joined the team halfway through the season.
  4. Dane Fox Talk

  5. Sandy Hook School Demolition(non disclosure)

    Any politician can be ended with a single bullet. I don't think its a matter of being able to fight the military with a bunch of armed citizens, but the idea that if the gov't went rogue the citizenry would have the tools to assassinate those in charge. Not that I feel the citizens really need to be worried about the gov't going rogue, but I don't think the size/power of the US military has anything to do with whether or not guns give citizens some measure of security against their gov't.
  6. Bo Horvat Talk

    Bo wears 53 in honour of Ian Jenkins, a teammate who died during Horvat's time with the Knights. Given that, the Canucks will absolutely allow him to wear 53. http://thecanuckway....-jersey-number/
  7. Adam Polasek Talk

    https://twitter.com/...529699247259648 Strange, maybe Polasek wants to go to Europe? He looked decent in his first year pro, not sure what happened after that.
  8. Who was/is the better back up? Schneider or Lack?

    Lack is far and away the better backup. Was Schneider more talented and better at goaltending? Absolutely. However, Schneider was about as interested in being our backup as Messier was interested in being our captain. Is this bad? No. Schneider wanted to be a starter, and is good enough to be an elite starter, nothing wrong with that. Similarly, Messier is a HoF guy who was loyal to our rivals, understandable he could have cared less about being the captain of our squad. One thing this particular comparison highlights is just how awesome it is that Schneider acted which such grace and class in this situation, Messier was a disaster. Both were in a situation where they were picked for a role, and then after settling in decided they had no interest in that role whatsoever, yet each handled that situation completely differently, you have give to Schneid's a ton of props for that.
  9. [OFFICIAL] Canucks Injury Thread

    Thank you for doing this! The other thread sucked so much compared to the old 'Injuries and Ice Chips' threads.
  10. Hunter Shinkaruk Talk

    I don't think Hunter getting cut is a bad thing. I personally think it might be positive for him, though I'm sure he is disappointed right now. If he is hurt, some rest may be the best thing for him. I am not privy to the seriousness of his injury, maybe he could play through it, but I cringe at the thought of him potentially ruining the rest of his season by fighting through a short tournament. He'll be eligible for pro next year, he needs all the games he can get and to hopefully be healthy going in to the summer so he can train properly, otherwise we won't see as good of a player in next year's camp as we did this year. It is also a huge positive that he was almost able to keep up with the best players of his age while battling an injury. Its a good sign of his skill level, and it is good experience to have to go through something like that. Everyone already knew he was good enough to make the team, I'm sure he did as well, all of a sudden he has adversity to deal with and has to battle harder than everyone else, never a bad thing to learn to do. I also think that getting cut specifically because of injury will be good for his head. It won't damage his confidence, but it will teach him that no matter how skilled you are there are always challenges, so you better be giving 100% and never get a big head because you have skills. With how prolific a scorer he was the last two years in junior, he could easily have started to develop an ego, we don't want him to become one of those guys who refuses to back check. Not saying he has a bad attitude, but he was in a situation where it would be easy to develop one. His recent cutting from the WJC team should serve to build his character, and that is never a bad thing.
  11. Lucic says he'll never go to DT Vancouver

    Two people get drunk and fight each other, there is no reason whatsoever to assume one is more guilty than the other. We have yet to hear anyone else's perspective, Lucic doesn't magically become the victim just because what he says ends up in the news. Unless we have evidence that Lucic was minding his own business and got attacked, we have to assume he was just as much of an instigator as the other guy. What we do have evidence of, is that Lucic simply cannot handle the fact that a few people don't like him. His ego is such that he feels the need to blame an entire city for what a few people do. I've certainly met dbag clubber types who act like idiots, and then when that behaviour gets them in fights they act like everyone else is against them. You will never, I mean NEVER, hear about the Sedins in this type of situation. They are hated, they were the league's "sisters" for how many years, and yet this never happened and will never happen. Burrows is hated, so is Kesler, why doesn't it happen to them? Ever heard of Patrick Kane getting in fights in Vancouver? Nope. This type of thing can sometimes happen to innocent people, absolutely, but when it happens over and over to the same person then it is a sign that the person involved is part of the problem themselves. This type of thing surrounds Lucic everytime he is here, clearly he is encouraging it.

  13. If you can't survive injuries, you won't have success in the NHL. Every team is a contender, until you factor in injuries, that is when you see who is legitimate and who is not. How have the Bruins been doing these last few years without Marc Savard?
  14. Nicklas Jensen Talk

    Jensen had a crazy year last year, I for one will give him a complete pass for this entire season, and judge him next year. I'm sure I'll exaggerate a little bit, but the mental hoola hoops we had him jumping through have to have taken a toll on him, he needs time to figure his life out. Imagine just turning 19 years old, having left your family in Denmark to live in Ontario, dealing with having to tell your teammates/friends you are better than them and want to abandon them, then moving to Chicago for a few weeks knowing you aren't allowed to come back the next year, then a busy summer of training, and balancing living in Canada and visiting family in Denmark (I think), then off to Sweden for a few months, where you start out as a top player and then see your role on the team completely disappear, then to Vancouver for a cup of coffee, not enough time to settle in before you are branded not good enough, then back to Chicago which has now become an utter mess, which you are partly blamed for despite not being there, then the team packs up and leaves town while you head (I think) back to Canada for another summer of balancing training with flying to Denmark to visit family, then back to Vancouver for camp where you find way more competition than last time, are quickly branded not good enough, then move to New York with a brand new team who has a very rough start which you are blamed for. This all happened in about 1 1/2 years, I imagine Jensen's head is spinning at this point. We need to let this guy stay in one place for at the very least 6 months so he can have some semblance of a life. Only then can we properly judge him as a hockey player. You cannot have any sort of consistency at work if your personal life doesn't have consistency to it, and being a teenager doesn't make that any easier. Jensen is going through a whole lot of adversity, this will pay dividends in the future during playoff runs, but right now, we need to give him some time and some support.
  15. Congrats Utica Comets, for beating the #1 team in their conference twice in a row. That should give our boys some confidence!